New Lecture: Easy to sell, hard to maintain: success and failure of Dutch Flood Control

This speculative lecture problematizes the Dutch legacy of successful flood control and the recent attempts to sell these successes abroad. It argues that the socio-material governance complexities are seemingly easy to sell elsewhere but are likely difficult to implement. They can result in a plethora of negative consequences for the saved/affected communities. As a consequence, the Dutch success story might soon be undermined by its own lack of modesty and reflexivity. A more realistic and reflective approach to flood control is recommended.

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